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Welcome to Taupo Private Tours & Transfers, an independently operated VIP luxury transfer and touring business, located in the central North Island of New Zealand.


Taupo Private Tours and Transfers was incorporated in 2013 by Alistair Tod, a Skiwi (Scottish Kiwi), who recognised a significant requirement for a premium touring and transfer service in the region. The company has since grown to offer a dedicated driver / guided tour service spanning to include Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Wellington.   

The North Island regions are full of diverse and exciting opportunities for international and local visitors alike. We are proud to offer our clients a modern and luxurious fleet of Mercedes branded vehicles. 

Our team come with over 40 years experience in the tourism industry and meet all certified NZTA requirements for commercial driving including police checks and medical checks. 


Our scope of services include : 


- Local Taupo touring and airport pickup / dropoffs. 

- Rotorua touring including Waitomo, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Luge, Ogo, Agrodome etc. 

- Hobbiton and Waitomo day tours.

- Hawkes Bay winery tours. 

- Auckland Airport to Taupo lodge transfers. 

- Wellington transfers. 

- Multi Day North Island guided tours (driver stays with you througout - we work with you to create a custom made itinerary and program). 

- Mt Maunganui cruise ship shore excursions. 



"Alistair Tod is THE MAN behind his much MORE than just a top notch private transfer company. He and his team pay close attention to detail and deliver 150%.


When not available during our 17 days, Alistair provided Paul, an equally competent substitute who also gave us excellent transfers with interesting commentary en route....Paul also hiked one day with one of our group while others were skydiving. Alistair suggested numerous ideas to compliment the trip framework we had developed. The additional tours added were 100% winners.


Get him involved when you go to NZ. I look forward to seeing more of NZ with this new friend. BTW, he is quite a decent golfer."

John - Tripadvisor reviewer. 

"We spent three days with Alistair as our driver and guide from Taupo Private Transfers. We loved the visit to Mt Maunganui, the private experience at the Maori village in Rotorua, and the mountains by Ruapehu. Our highlight was Meads Wall !


Alistair  ensured we had an exceptional time and his attention to detail and care in tailoring our trip to our interests was second to none. We will be back !"

Jane & Elle, San Francisco, California


“Thank you Duncan for an exceptional day ! Your professionalism was appreciated and I thank you taking the time to show us some extra sights ! We were delivered  back to Huka Lodge having had the most marvelous of days ! Thank You”


Jim, Idaho. 

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